Another day, another Facebook phishing scam — Facebook users must be cautious since a new phishing scam message is circulating on the social network.
A new phishing scam message titled “Forbidden Content” has been circulating across Facebook timelines nowadays. According to this, forbidden content and mistrustful activity has been identified on your Facebook account.
The message warns the user that due to this activity, your account is probably at risk of being banned. However, if you want to prevent your account from closure then you need to click on the provided URL to perform an “Instant Verification.”
The message obviously is another phishing scam that targets Facebook users and not from the social network’s content review department. The scam has been designed to hijack your Facebook account login credentials, similar personal info and your credit card details.
In case you fall for the trick and click on the URL, you will be directly taken to a fake Facebook login page where you will be required to update your security information and prove your identity.
If you do as directed, the webpage will ask you to click on “Protect Your Account” button and a new fake page will pop up asking for your credit card details and billing address.
After submitting the require credentials, you will be sent a final message informing you that the updating has been successfully completed.
Meanwhile, the attackers will save all the information and using it, they will hijack your Facebook account and send similar or new scam messages to all your friends. They will also modify your Facebook name to “Content Reviews”, or “Facebook Admin.”
Your credit card details will also be used by attackers to commit identity theft and fake transactions on your behalf.